Honors and Awards

  1. 2017 ICITT Best Presentation Award

    Paper Title: “A Hierarchical Clustering Based Travel Time Estimation Model in A Connected Vehicle Environment” (Abdullah Kurkcu, Kaan Ozbay).

  2. 2015 TRB Best Paper Award (Urban Freight Committee),

    Paper Title: “Modeling the Safety Impacts of Off-Hour Delivery Programs in Urban Areas.” (Xie, K., Ozbay, K., Yang, H., Holguín-Veras, J., and Morgul, E.F.).

  3. 2013 High Value Research Award by the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) with H. Nassif of Rutgers University.

    Project:Elimination of Weight Restriction on Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Conrail Lines (Co-PI with H. Nassif of Rutgers University).

  4. 2013 NJDOT 5th Annual Implementation Award, for the research project titled “Elimination of Weight Restriction on Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Conrail Line”,

    (Co-PI with H. Nassif of Rutgers University)”, 15th NJDOT Research Showcase, October 2013).

  5. 2012 NJDOT Best Research Poster Award: “Data-Driven Intelligent Transportation Systems (14th NJDOT Research Showcase, October 2012).

  6. 2011 Outstanding ITS Project of the Year – Freight Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems of New York, June 9, 2011, for the research project titled “Integrative Freight Management in the New York city metropolitan area (Team members: RPI, ALK Associates, Rutgers University, NYU, NYCDOT).

  7. 2010 NJDOT Third Annual Implementation Award, for the research project titled “Economic Impacts of Transportation Projects”.

  8. 2009 TRB Best Paper Award (Traffic Flow Committee - Joint Simulation Subcommittee), 88th TRB Annual Meeting, January 2009 (Lee, J and Ozbay, K., “A New Calibration Methodology for Microscopic Traffic Simulation Using Enhanced Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation (E-SPSA) Approach”).

  9. 2009 Second Annual Implementation Award, NJ Department of Transportation, October 14th 2009, Mercer County, New Jersey. (Manual of Guidelines for Lane Closures, PI: Kaan Ozbay).

  10. Rutgers School of Engineering Faculty Achievement Award, April 26, 2000.

  11. Runner-up, 1999 ASCE CERF Career Development Award.

  12. 1999 NSF CAREER Award: “Feedback Based Robust On-Line Traffic Control for Intelligent Transportation Systems”.